Mission: Founded in 1997 by Rodger Harrison Paramedics For Children is an international humanitarian organization serving the world's poor by providing programs that help save lives, bring hope, and restore dignity. This assistance is always provided without regard to religious beliefs, gender, or ethnic background, and without any personal agendas on the part of our organization. We are now working in Honduras Central America" All of our funding comes totally from private donations. Many of our donors are also volunteers. Although we are a small charity we are very proud of our ability to get the job done. We maintain our main office in Charlotte, NC and are an incorporated 501 (c) (3) non profit organization. Our IRS identification number is: 56-2142951. We also maintain a headquarters in Copan Ruinas, Honduras, where we have an office and medical clinic.
Target demographics: Children with out hope, education, or quality health care
Direct beneficiaries per year: 7,320 Children and adults in Guatemala and Honduras
Geographic areas served: Honduras and Guatemala
Programs: Programs now in operation by PFC include our Ambulance services, and school assistance programs, and the PFC Clinic of Hope. At the present time our school programs cover 1,600 children in 24 schools in the area of Copan Ruinas, Honduras. In addition we are operating in nine other cities in Honduras, and Guatemala with chapters of our all volunteer rescue squads.
Paramedics for Children is making a real difference in the lives of children and families in Central America. As the Executive Director of a children's home in Honduras that receives funds and services from PFC, I can tell you that we are incredibly grateful. The staff of PFC listens to our needs and is always looking for new ways to get us the help we need. They currently support our milk program, give free checkups to our kids at their clinic, and provide our staff with first-aid and other important trainings. Paramedics for Children is responsive to the needs of the community and effective in its services.
I am a Canadian citizen with a winter home in Copan Ruinas, Honduras. I have been coming to Copan Ruinas for last 6 years. My biggest exposure to PFC work here has been with a Charity Medical Clinic they have been running. They provide excellent medical service to the poor in Copan at a low price of about US$3 plus medicines at cost. Competitive medical consulting fees average about US$15 and medicines are beyond the reach of average person here. I have used the clinic myself and can attest to its high quality and low costs. As a donor, I am proud to have supported the clinic with equipment and other needs.